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Poster: theguyinthecorner Date: Sep 28, 2011 4:44pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

Where can I find a researcher (for free or hire), that can tell me if a movie is PD or not?

I'm having a problem with a Mex film called Brainiac. I read a mex company called Alameda Films is the copyright owners, yet I also read that the english version of this film is public domain.

What is the procedure for copyright regarding doved foreign films?

Do they need to be copyrighted with the Library of Congress?

Is this the right forum heading to post this question?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 9, 2011 10:03am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

It's registered under GATT/URAA restoration.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054668/

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000889136 / 1997-11-17
Application Title: The Baron of terror.
Title: El baron del terror / dirigida por Chano Urueta.
Description: Videocassette ; 1/2 in.
Copyright Claimant: Alameda Films, SA
Date of Publication: 1962
Authorship on Application: Cinematografica, ABSA.
Copyright Note: C. O. corres.
Reg. under GATT/URAA restoration.

Names: Urueta, Chano
Alameda Films, SA
Cinematografica, ABSA



This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2011-10-09 17:03:35

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Poster: healthsafety Date: Oct 9, 2011 9:05am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

I'd like to know, what the copy right status on "High Noon" (1952) is.

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Poster: MrCranky Date: Oct 9, 2011 1:48pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

There is a FAQ and many old posts that may help you sort things out. If you wait for advise here first you will never upload anything. A hoard of well meaning people wll give conflicting arguments. Then those posts will degrade into side arguments.
So if you want to upload a film in good faith after researching it yoursef, please upload it now. If it is in copyright, the IA will take it down. But a surprising number of old media turns out to be in the public domain.
Of course this is advise from a well meaning person.

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Poster: healthsafety Date: Oct 9, 2011 3:09pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

Someone has given me a response on this in a thread above. References have been made to legislation and everything.
His opinion: Still copyrighted.

My opinion. Any copyright expires after 50 years and there is no state that simply can grant "renewals" on it.
1952 + 50 = 2002 meaning it's expired for more then eight years.

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Poster: mondofilm Date: Oct 9, 2011 5:06pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Copyright question for someone who knows what they're talking about?

When High Noon was first released the copyright law in the USA was 28 years plus a second 28 years if renewed in time- They done change the law to life of the creator plus 50 years or 75 years if a company held the copyright- Then came the Bono Act (As in Sonny Bono who wrote it) and 20 more years was added to copyright for 70 years plus life or 95 years if a company- The old movies that renewed for a second time under the old law were allow a full 95 years from the first time they copyright their films. The intertainment industry have manage to take much of the public domain away from the American public.